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Electrician Non-certified


 Install, maintain, repair, modify, and inspect electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.  Install, maintain, repair, modify, and inspect electronic systems, circuits, and equipment.  May install or service streetlights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.  Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.  Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.  Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  Perform a variety of complicated tasks.  Exercise a certain degree of creativity and latitude.  Typically report to a Maintenance Supervisor or Maintenance Manager.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes
  • Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components
  • Test electrical systems or continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, using testing devices, such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, or oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system
  • Use a variety of tools or equipment, such as power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools, and testing equipment, such as oscilloscopes, ammeters, or test lamps
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, or components to identify hazards, defects, or the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes
  • Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring or equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes
  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, or components, using test equipment and hand tools to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem
  • Work from ladders, scaffolds, or roofs to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures
  • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous
  • Maintain current electrician’s license or identification card to meet governmental regulations
  • Place conduit, pipes, or tubing, inside designated partitions, walls, or other concealed areas, and pull insulated wires or cables through the conduit to complete circuits between boxes
  • Direct or train workers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures
  • Repair or replace wiring, equipment, or fixtures, using hand tools or power tools
  • Install ground leads and connect power cables to equipment, such as motors
  • Assemble, install, test, or maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, or fixtures, using hand tools or power tools
  • Provide assistance during emergencies by operating floodlights or generators, placing flares, or driving needed vehicles
  • Perform business management duties, such as maintaining records or files, preparing reports, or ordering supplies or equipment
  • Provide preliminary sketches or cost estimates for materials or services
  • Fasten small metal or plastic boxes to walls to house electrical switches or outlets
  • Construct or fabricate parts, using hand tools, according to specifications
  • Perform physically demanding tasks, such as digging trenches to lay conduit or moving or lifting heavy objects
  • Operate University of Florida (UF) vehicles
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Completion of an approved electrician apprenticeship program, or a high school diploma (or equivalent) and three (3) years of appropriate experience
  • Appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience

Licensure and Certification

Florida Class E operator (driver) license


  • Typically report to a Maintenance Supervisor or Maintenance Manager
  • Work under general supervision
  • Does not directly supervise
  • May lead and direct the work of others

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